This activity allows for a more in-depth look at character traits. Students will need to provide textual evidence to support the character trait they choose. Students can support their idea with dialogue, thoughts, or actions of the character they are portraying. They can also use a character map to compare different characters.
Example character traits for characters in The Mouse and the Motorcycle:
Here is an example of a character trait storyboard:
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Character MapCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard that shows one character traits for characters from The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
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Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are both appropriate for the book's characters.
Many of the characters and scenes match the book's characters.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book.
Accuracy of Notes
Most of the information of the notes is correct.
Many of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information of the notes is correct and relevant.
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized.
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